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Looking to O/C e6300. Look for best performance vs. price

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January 19, 2007 3:55:11 PM

I purchase e6300 OEM because I don't want Intel heatsink and fan. The CPU was 130.00 and leave room for some cash to spend on a great Heat Sink and Fan.

I'm looking at:
Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler

My motherboard is ASUS P5N32-SLI SE and mid size Ultra ATX case. Anybody have experience with the two heatsink? Any recommendation on heatsinks that work better than stock, but have a good performance vs. price.
January 19, 2007 4:12:16 PM

If you want top notch cooling, go for the Tuniq Tower 120, which in the UK is £34, or the Zalman 9700 (also £34), these two coolers are generally regarded as two of the best coolers on the market (though I_love_tacos will no stamp his feet about me mentioning the Zalman)

Other than that, if you want a cheap and very cheerful cooler the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro, is indeed, a very good choice.
January 19, 2007 4:48:56 PM

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If you want top notch cooling, go for the Tuniq Tower 120, which in the UK is £34, or the Zalman 9700 (also £34), these two coolers are generally regarded as two of the best coolers on the market (though I_love_tacos will no stamp his feet about me mentioning the Zalman)

Other than that, if you want a cheap and very cheerful cooler the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro, is indeed, a very good choice.


They both cost around 50-60 dollars. Which one is the best between the Tuniq or the Zalman? I want to buy today because I'm moving out soon.
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January 19, 2007 5:00:52 PM

The overall consensus is that the Tuniq Tower 120 is the best air cooler on the market, regardless of price. However, for low-rpm silence and bang for the buck, I opted for the Scythe Ninja at newegg for $35. The Ninja's fins are spaced further apart - more efficient for low-rpm applications. You really can't go wrong with any of these coolers though:
Tuniq Tower 120
Thermalright Ultra 120
Scythe Infinity
Scythe Ninja
Zalman 9700
January 19, 2007 5:12:14 PM

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The overall consensus is that the Tuniq Tower 120 is the best air cooler on the market, regardless of price. However, for low-rpm silence and bang for the buck, I opted for the Scythe Ninja at newegg for $35. The Ninja's fins are spaced further apart - more efficient for low-rpm applications. You really can't go wrong with any of these coolers though:
Tuniq Tower 120
Thermalright Ultra 120
Scythe Infinity
Scythe Ninja
Zalman 9700


Newegg has tuniq at 59.99 and the Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm CPU Cooling Fan on sale for 39.99. Would the scythe take e6300 up to 3.0 GHZ? Is the Scythe the best Price vs. Performance, since it is on sale?
January 19, 2007 5:27:49 PM

Heh, the e6300 will hit 3.0ghz on the stock cooler in most cases.
January 19, 2007 5:35:59 PM

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If you want top notch cooling, go for the Tuniq Tower 120, which in the UK is £34, or the Zalman 9700 (also £34), these two coolers are generally regarded as two of the best coolers on the market (though I_love_tacos will no stamp his feet about me mentioning the Zalman)

Other than that, if you want a cheap and very cheerful cooler the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro, is indeed, a very good choice.


They both cost around 50-60 dollars. Which one is the best between the Tuniq or the Zalman? I want to buy today because I'm moving out soon.

Go with the Tuniq for the ultimate cooling
January 19, 2007 5:38:27 PM

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Heh, the e6300 will hit 3.0ghz on the stock cooler in most cases.


I brought OEM does not come with stock cooler. I save money in order to buy better cooler. Yes, the Intel cooler will hit 3.00ghz, but the temp won't be good as a after market brand. It does get hot here in the summer, where I live and I don't want to worry about CPU temp when I O/C to 3ghz.
January 19, 2007 5:46:39 PM

That's a good strategy. If seriously overclocking, you don't need the stock HSF anyway.
January 19, 2007 5:48:55 PM

I am running my E6400 at 3.2 GHZ (400 FSB) with the Zalman 9700. I'm getting temps around 47 C while gaming. I'm still in the process of lowering voltages, so I think I can reduce those temps even further.

Oh, that's with the minimum fan speed (I like a quiet computer). With the fan on high speed it knocks off another 3-4 degrees.
January 19, 2007 6:03:43 PM

Purchase made:

1 Tuniq cooler
1 2x512 Corsair XMS2

I hope it will arrive before the Jan 29. That is when I need to be out of the house. Consider I lived in CA, it should not take more than 3-4 business days to be here.
January 19, 2007 7:19:07 PM

Hey, nice memory too. Have fun!
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